2019 Carrera Calibre 16 Japan Limited Edition (CBK2114.BA0715)

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 5, 2019

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    Edited Oct 5, 2019
  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 6, 2019

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    Nice, I like the classic one but I couldn't really see it on my wrist....
     
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 6, 2019

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    The new one looks much better!
     
  4. THJunkie

    THJunkie Oct 6, 2019

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    Nice enough, but a bit on the bland side. I’m guessing seeing in the flesh on a thick brown leather strap would change that.
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 6, 2019

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    There are a couple of other Japan-only editions coming up too...trying to get some photos to share
     
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  6. absolutemustard

    absolutemustard Oct 7, 2019

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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 7, 2019

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  8. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 7, 2019

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    Just how can that be called a Carrera. Jack Heuer must be sick inside himself looking at these mutants and wondering what happened to the mantra of a Carrera being legible!
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 7, 2019

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    There is also a Heuer 02 Tourbillon Japan Edition..am trying to get decent photos

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  10. absolutemustard

    absolutemustard Oct 8, 2019

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    The lugs, 3-6-9, markers...the DNA is surely there. Realize that not everyone will enjoy a bold design, but kudos on TH for trying something different.

    Last thing we need is another heritage edition in this world. Our times will have no designs for the future to emulate if we only emulate the past.
     
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  11. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 8, 2019

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    But we will have the 70th 80th 90th 100th Anniversaries to look forward to.... ::stirthepot::
    Unfortunately Mr Orange has the watch community on his side, every new watch design that comes out is SLATED (B&R, AP, etc...) all they want is more of the same. What makes me laugh is that one of the watch community icons (the Patek Aquanaut) would have been slated if we'd had social media in the 70s. I mean, can you imagine the memes.... look at that stupid bezel!:)
     
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  12. absolutemustard

    absolutemustard Oct 8, 2019

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    Do you have any plans to shoot the standard Heuer 02 Carreras?
     
  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 8, 2019

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    I'm in the camp of choice. I love the Monaco re-edition and I loved the Monaco 24. I'd be a fan of the modern Carrera, but not with a Skeleton dial. But I think its great that we get a a choice between vintage style and modern.
     
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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 8, 2019

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    Yes, but probably in a limited way, as they are in essence the same watch as the Heuer 01 Carrera, but with a different movement and layout (as you know).
     
  15. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 8, 2019

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    I'm not all about reissues and I'm not against change but the Heuer 01s and 02s should not have been called Carreras. I would have been OK with TAG Heuer using the Grand Carrera nomenclature for them as most of the GCs were illegible too, especially the RS varieties.
     
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  16. Ara

    Ara Oct 8, 2019

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    Thumbs up on this. Name them something modern that fits the concept better instead of using a heritage name/icon.

    Then make a heritage Carrera offering that's a true heritage piece.

    Would likely make everyone happy, from Joe Shmo at the mall to the vintage crowd.
     
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  17. Yago

    Yago Oct 9, 2019

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    I agree, a watch doesn’t need to have a skeleton dial to be contemporary. Heritage watches, not in the least the Carreras of the past 15 years, are often timeless pieces that will still wear well in 30 years. I don’t expect the same will be true for the 56mm skeleton Carreras.
    The integrated bezel ‘slated’ watches are becoming a hype in the watch community but the crowd hasn’t picked up on it yet. I think this style is here to stay. It’s actually amazing how look it took for other brands to tap in on this category. There’s almost no way to acquire a reasonably priced AP or Patek so I suppose they paved the way themselves.
     
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  18. Edng33

    Edng33 Nov 10, 2019

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    Beautiful looking pieces but simply too big. If only they made them at 40mm sigh
     
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  19. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 10, 2019

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